Anger and Wrath, It's Not Just For Dinner Anymore!
We live in a society where anger seems to be the norm. Road rage, fights of all types. The spirit of wrath and violence seems to be running rampant in these days. And it is true! It’s not just in movies (Which, is another whole story) but the bonds of fury have crept into the family unit and are one of the main doors (tricks) of the Adversary.
Wrath is defined as extreme anger in the Oxford dictionary. The way I define it is watching someone acting uncontrollably while others are trying to restrain that person or a group of people ganging up on someone; the group all havintg that look of vexation in their eyes.
Who Can Truly Have Anger / Wrath?
You can see in scripture that YHWH has wrath. But you would agree with me that His wrath and ours are very different. His wrath is perfect and undoubtedly full of mercy. Our wrath is fueled from unresolved sin in our lives. Those unresolved and unhealed sores become easily irritated and eventually become anger and in one second or less that anger becomes wrath and wrath leads to violence.
Having Overcome Wrath, My Opinion Is...
We have to get full deliverance from wrath. That will only come when we choose to be responsible for our actions. When we do this we can truly repent. Once those steps are done we can then move on asking YHWH to remove these evil sprits of anger and wrath from us. Once we have done this, a daily dose of prayer and choosing to NOT fellowship with anger and wrath will do well.
Does the Messianic Movement Need More Wrath?
Of course not! What the Messianic Movement needs more of is maturity. And since anger and wrath are at the opposite end of the mature scale let us seek the face of YHWH and turn from wrath and all other types of disobedience as well.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Messiah’s sake hath forgiven you. - Ephesians 4:31-32
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. - Colossians 3:8
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Messiah also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and of God. - Ephesians 5:1-5